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#651 Falcadore

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 14:04

November 23

Doctor Who is 41 today believe it or not :) :D (1963) Day after Kennedy was shot.

Today part of the Chevrolet ALMS & Le Mans programs in Corvette, Olivier Beretta drove Larrousse in Formula One. The Frenchman is 35 (1969)

Australian Mistubishi and Holden GTProduction racer Dennis Gilbert is 54 (1950)

V8Supercar racer Melinda Price is 34 (1970)

Formula Australian Toyota Super touring racer Malcolm Rea is 55 (1949)

Occasional V8SUpercar co-driver and Australian Formula Ford champion, Adam Macrow is 26 (1978)

Australian Formula Ford racer Mark McNally is 23 (1981)


He was killed in a testing accident a year ago at IMS, Tony Renna was born this day in 1976.

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#652 Falcadore

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 14:09

November 24

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#653 ReWind

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 16:51

Nice to see you back, Mark.:up:

Jeez, I had to look into my dictionary to find out what „indefatiguable“ means. And I had to google to ensure that „Doctor Who“ has nothing to do with motor racing. :lol:

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 21:42

ReWind: Why use a simple four or five letter word when a ummmm.... I need to count... indefati... 14 letter word. Its the word snob in me :)

I'm almost interesting to see Doctor Who in a motor racing context... maybe Bessie the Ford Popular in a drag race... might have been an interesting Gooooogle.

November 25

Couple of Ozzies,

V8Supercar, Sports Sedan and Formula Holden driver, Darren Pate is 32 (1972) not seen at national level for a while now

and Formula 3 racer of note, a surprise Brit F3 round winner this year, Marcus Marshall is 27 (1977)

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 21:56

November 26

South African Formula One racer who came close to breaking into real F1 after running Brit F1 (Aurora), Desire Wilson is 51 (1953)

Sports & GT racer Patrice Goueslard is 39 (1965)

Former small bore Toyota touring car racer Ted Dunford is 55 (1949)

Former small bore Nissan touring car racer Dale Jarrett is 48 (1956)

The senior of the Barth family, Edgar Barth was born on this day in 1917. He died in 1965 from cancer.

#656 Falcadore

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 22:00

November 27

Mom. Hi Mum! Sorry I was a day late but I was working. Honest. Really. Yeah like who believes that.

Australian World Superbike Champion Troy Corser is 33 (1971)

Former RAM F1 and long time sports car racer (and Le Mans winner for Jag if memory serves) Kenny Acheson is 47 (1957)

Spanish GT racer Jesus Diez Villarroel is 43 (1961)

Driving instructor and occasional Australian sedan racer of all types, Production, Touring Sports Sedan, V8Supercar, Ian Luff is 55 (1949)

#657 Falcadore

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 22:02

November 28

Queensland racing legend and 1981 Bathurst winner, John French is 74 on this day (1930)

WRC's Mats Jonsson is 47 (1957)

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:33

November 29

Superbike rider Yuichi Takeda is 27 (1977)

F3 Euroseries racer Hannes Neuhauser is 20 (1984)

Former touring car driver and long time memeber of the Holden Precision Driving Team, Kevin Kennedy is 64 (1940)

Former Ozzie tin top steerer Bob Muir is 60 (1944)

GT racer Yves Olivier is 30 (1974)

and F1 racer Helmut Niedermayr was born on this day in 1915.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:30

November 30

Former Formula One driver and presently Maserati AF Corse GT racer, Mika Salo is 38 (1966)

GT racer Marc Goosens is 35 (1969)

West Australian Holden and Rover tin top racer Tim Slako is 56 (1948)

GT racer Horst Felbermayr Jr is 34 (1970)

and member of the South African F1 group Trevor Blokdyk was born today in 1935. He died of a heart attack almost a decade ago.

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#660 Falcadore

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:34

December 1

Australian Formula Ford driver Dean Fiore is 21 today! 21 today! (1983)

Another AF Corse Maserati driver, Andrea Bertolini is 31 (1973)

Sports car racer Christian Pescatori is 33 (1971)

Champ Cars Mario Dominguez is 29 (1975)

Formula 3000 racer Robert Dahlgren is 25 (1979)

and the grand old man of Ozzie small bore tin tops, 1966 Bathurst winner in a Mini with Rauno Aaltonen, Bob Holden is 72 (1932)

70's South African F1 racer Guy Tunmer was born today in 1948. He died five years ago in a traffic accident.

#661 Falcadore

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 15:42

December 2

F1 racer Daivd Piper is 74 (1930)

British touring car legend Andy Rouse is 57 (1947)

Ducati Superbike racer Steve Martin is 36 (1968)

Mitsubishi production racer Ross Halliday is 51 (1953)

tragically lost too us far too early on a black day at Spa-Francorchamps, Chris Bristow was born today in 1937.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 19:28

Originally posted by Falcadore
November 29

Former Ozzie tin top steerer Bob Muir is 60 (1944)

33 months ago Barry Lake told us that Bob Muir had told him he was born in 1939.

#663 Falcadore

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 21:29

Well in that case he's 65. Duly noted

December 3

Lotus F1 racer Gaetano Starrabba is 72 (1932)

Japanese GT racer Manabu Orido is 36 (1968)

Australian production car racer Michael Preston is 41 (1963)

Australian sports sedan racer Phil Barnes is 54 (1950)

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 21:32

December 4

French F1 racer Francois Migault is 60 (1944)

F1, Sports cars, Indy, Raul Boesel is 47 (1957)

is as Abba's F1 racing drummer Slim Borgudd (1957)

Australian Holden touring car driver, Warren Cullen is 57 (1947)

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 21:37

December 5

Touring car version of a pair of Spanish brothers, Jordi Gene is 34 (1970)

IF3k's Nico Verdonck is just 19 (1985)

another Formula 3000 racer Fabrizio del Monte is 24 (1980)

and US open wheel racer Jim Hurtubise was born today in 1932. He died in the late 80's

#666 Falcadore

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 14:02

December 6

Le Mans winner Manuel Reuter is 43 (1961)

British touring car racer Chris Hodgetts is 54 (1950)

GT racer Marco Spinelli is 46 (1958)

Fringe dwelling V8Supercar racer, Garth Walden is 23 (1981)

and the ever-cule, never-fule, Finnish street fighter and World Champion, Keke Rosberg is 56 (1948)

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 14:15

December 7

DTM star Martin Tomczyk is 23 (1981)

F3 Euroseries racer Robert Kubica is 20 (1984)

Foremost of the South African F1 scene, second at the SAGP during the 3.0 transition, Rhodesian racer John Love is 80 (1924)

Superbike racer Marco Borciani is 29 (1975)

GT racer Robert Pergl is 36 (1968)

Formula Nippon front runner Benoit Treluyer is 25 (1979)

V8Supercar and Commodore Cup runner Phonsy Mullan is 30 (1974)

Atherton based former Holden touring car racer Warren Jonsson is 48 (1956)

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 21:01

December 8

French sports & touring car racer Michel Ferte is 46 (1958)

NASCAR superstar on the make Ryan Newman is 27 (1977)

also from the world of NASCAR Kevin Harvick is 29 (1975)

Garth Walden's V8Supercar racing Dad Brian is 52 (1952)

GT racer Fredy Leinhard Jr is 25 (1979)

4 time Australian NASCAR Champion Kim Jane (Bob's nephew) is 38 (1966)

Superbike racings Jiri Myrkvka is 31 (1973)

Brit open wheel racer Derek Hayes is 27 (1977)

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 21:11

December 9

F3 racer Billy Asaro is 24 (1980)

US Indy driver Wayne Weiler is 70 (1934)

South African F1 set (why all in December??) racer Doug Serrurier is 84 (1920)

Dutch F1 Porsche racer Ben Pon is 68 (1936)

V8Supercar teenager Tony D'Alberto is 19 (1985)

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 21:14

December 10

Motorcycle racer Shane Byrne is 29 (1975)

US Sportscar veteran Price Cobb is 50 (1954)

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 21:16

December 11

ALMS racer Michael Lewis is 45 (1959)

Australian touring/production car racer Tom Watkinson is 50 (1954)

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 21:21

December 12

Emmo, Emerson Fittipaldi is 58 (1946)

Born on the same day, another F1 driver, Renzo Zorzi (1946)

Ferrari/Maserati driver Andrea Piccini is 26 (1978)

Sportscars Olivier Martini is 33 (1971)

Reclusive Dutch Ensign racer Roelof Wunderink is 56 (1948)

V8Supercar's Shane Howison is 31 (1973)

Spanish open wheel racer Santiago Porteiro is 25 (1979)

GT racer Johnny Mowlem is 35 (1969)

80's AUstralian tin top racers Ralph Radburn and Barry Wraith birthday today too. They are 64 (1940) and 67 (1937) respectively.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 12:27

December 13

Mitsubishi's long time motorsport head, and fearful rallyist Andrew Cowan is 68 (1936)

V8Supercar series driver Michael Olsen is 36 (1968)

Kiwi Toyota touring car racer Chris Barns is 51 (1953)

Euro3000 racer Tuka Rocha is 22 (1982)

Creator of on of F1's oddities, Brian McGuire was born today in 1945. He died in one of his open wheelers at Brands Hatch in 1977.

and Bill Vukovich Jr was born today in 1918. In 1955 he crashed out while leading and heading for his third straight Indy 500 win, and succumbed to his injuries.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 09:26

December 14

Formula 3000 runner up Enrico Toccacelo is 26 (1978)

Dual ETCC champ Fabrizio Giovanardi is 38 (1966)

V8Supercar driver Cameron McLean is 37 (1967)

ALMS & GT racer Romain Dumas is 27 (1977)

Formula NIssan's Andre Couto is 28 (1976)

WRCs Joachim Moutinho is 53 (1951)

Australian Sports Sedan racer Keith Carling is 51 (1953)

Movie stunt arranger and one off Maserati F1 driver, Bob Drake was born today in 1919. He died in 1990.

#675 Falcadore

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 09:31

December 15

Closer than ever to unseating Rossi, and yet still miles away, Sete Gibernau is 32 (1972)

IRL's Marty Roth is 46 (1958)

Flash, Sweden's Jan Nilsson is 44 (1960)

Sportscars Max Angelelli is 38 (1966)

GTs Werner Lupburger is 29 (1975)

EF3 racer Borja Garcia is 22 (1982)

#676 Falcadore

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 09:41

December 16

Champ Cars vision of the future, AJ Allmendinger is 23 (1981)

IRL's Mark Taylor is 27 (1977)

60's F1 racer Henry Taylor is 72 (1932)

Lister's Jamie Campbell-Walter is 32 (1972)

Motorcycle and GT racer Christian Lavieille is 39 (1965)

Australian open wheeler driver Ash Lowe is 29 (1975)

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 10:03

December 17

F3 & Porsche racer Richard Leitz is 21 today! 21 today! (1983)

Canadian superstar , Paul Tracy is 36 (1968)

as while his Champ Car compatriot, Ryan Hunter-Reay is 24 (1980)

GTracer Earl Goddard is 25 (1979)

V8SUpercar driver Daniel Natoli is 30 (1974)

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 10:06

December 18

Four time Australian touring Car Champion, four time Bathurst enduro winner, Australian racing legend Bob Jane is 75 today (1929)

Another Ozzie, touring cars, F5000 and FAtlantic top gun, Andrew Miedecke is 55 (1949)

Another twenty years younger, sportscars Christophe Tinseau is 35 (1969)

Couldn't find a 15 year old, but V8Supercar part timer Steve Owen is twice that at 30 (1974)

#679 Falcadore

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 10:08

December 19

Brit tin top racer Jeff Allam is 50 (1954)

GT racer Henrik Roos is 42 (1962)

Formula Nippons Toshihiro Kaneishi is 26 (1978)

Formula 3000's Norbert Seidler is 22 (1982)

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 10:43

Originally posted by Falcadore
December 19
Formula 3000's Norbert Seidler is 22 (1982)

I'm afraid, not.
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Posted 24 December 2004 - 14:19

I think Slim Borgudd would have been happy to be only 47...!
He is actually 58. (1946-11-25)

And it should read Fredy Lienhard jr :smoking:

#682 Falcadore

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 14:23

December 20

Canadian open wheeler steerer Scott Goodyear is 45 (1959)

Sportscar racer Calum Lockie is 38 (1966)

Born on the same day BTCC racer Matthew Neal (1966)

ALMS driver Phil Andrews is 36 (1968)

as is March and Sauber Grand Prix driver and GT racer Karl Wendlinger (1968)

One of Britain's first family of rallyists, Alister McRae is 34 (1970)

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 14:46

R & R: as I said, still full of mistakes....

Cheers for the catch

December 21

21 today 21 today! Former ETCC racer Iain Inglis (1983)

Queensland touring car racer of the famous Rock car after Dick Johnsons sold it, John Donnelly, 56 (1948)

Rally driver Nasser saleh Al Attiyan, about to set off on his second Dakar after such an impressive debut last year, is 34 (1970)

V8Supercar and BMW production racer Michael Simpson is 31 (1973)

Lorenzo Bandini was born today in 1935. Greviously injured inside his car at Monaco in 1967 the Italian would succumb to his injuries within a week.

#684 Falcadore

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 15:16

December 22

Geelong AFL footballer who thinks he can race cars, Sam Newman is 59 (1945)

Sharing the same date is former New Zealand open wheel racer and Holden Dealer team driver, David Oxton (1945)

Australian Porsche racer Wayne Hennig is 51 (1953)

GT racer Antonio Puig is 46 (1958)

ALMS tuner/racer Bryan Willman is 45 (1959)

V8Supercar, Saleen GT, and Historic touring car racer, Kevin Heffernan is 44 (1960)

Dual Australian Gold star champion Rohan Onslow is 40 (1964)

Rallyist Pasi Hagstrom is 38 (1966)

V8Supercar's Paul Morris is 37 (1967)

Australian production car rcaer Craig Dontas is 25 (1979)

#685 Falcadore

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 15:20

December 23

NASCARs Greg Biffle is 35 (1969)

BF3 racer Vasilije Calasan is 23 (1981)

90s F1 racer and Le Mans winner Bertrand Gachot is 42 (1962)

Small bore touing car racer Garry Jones is 48 (1956)

and two drivers taken from their sport prematurely

Don Watson, killed at Bathurst in 1994 was born today in 1951

and Michele Alboreto killed at the Lausitzring in 2001 was born today in 1956

#686 Falcadore

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 15:22

Almost there

December 24

Christmas Eve

New Zealand F1 racer and racing car constructor, Howden Ganley is 63 (1941)

Australian Lotus racer Warwick Brown is 55 (1949)

and Australian GT racer David Stevens is 37 (1967)

#687 Falcadore

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 15:33

December 25

Christmas Day

61 today is Brazils Wilson Fittipaldi (1943)

Tasman racer and touring car driver, New Zealands Graeme Lawrence is 64 (1940)

Ralllyist Titi Aur is 41 (1963)

Olivier Dupard, category unlisted, is 39 (1965)

A-Pac Rally Champ Toshi Arai is 38 (1966)

New Chevy WTCC signing Robert Huff is 25 (1979)

Giancarlo Baghetti was born today in 1934. He died in 1995.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 16:10

Originally posted by Falcadore
December 25
Olivier Dupard, category unlisted, is 39 (1965)

GT racer

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@ Mark: I just added a couple of names to my ARCHER list. Thanks to your recent contributions I could improve the number by around 5 percent. :up:

#689 Falcadore

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 05:01

Thanks for the kind words ReWind :)

December 26

Today in the country of my birth a day more sacred than the one preceeding it, a day of mighty blue water racing yachts and the most important day in the calendar of Cricket, it is still a day for racing with dirt track 372ci V8 powered Sprintcars racing across the country and where I will be the next three nights...

Lotus & BRM racer from Canada, Bill Brack is 69 today (1935)

Exactly a year younger British front runner of the 60's, Trevor Taylor is still trucking along at 68 (1936)

As a competitor his historic Jaguar is justly famous but its his ability as an aerodynamicist that brought Adrian Newey to fame in motorsport circles. Today he turns 46 (1958)

Australian Ford Escort touring car runner, Greville Arnel is 54 (1960)

While other Mexican racers hogged the limelight of the 60's Moises Solana was there amongst it until his death in 1969. He was born today in 1935.

#690 Falcadore

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 05:19

December 27

70 years old today, the other famous member of the Moss clan, Patricia Moss-Carlsson was born today in 1934.

European Formula 3000 champion, but struggled in Formula One despite Renault assistance, Jean-Christophe Bouillon is 35 (1969)

Australian touring car veteran of many decades, Bruce Stewart is 65 (1939)

Rally driver Ramon Ferreyros is 41 (1963)

and born this day in 1900 the first racer to be known as Hans Stuck. A main stay of Auto Unions efforts pre-war.

#691 ReWind

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 12:33

Remember this one?

1904 - Feb 22: Ernst Henne (100th Birthday!)


Well, here are pictures from his birthday party at San Agustín on Gran Canaria (including a waltzing centenarian!).

#692 Falcadore

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:51

December 28

MotoGPs Taddy Aoki is 31 (1973)

One of the last BRM drivers, Conny Andersson is 65 today (1977)

British Formula 3 racer Alex Lloyd is 20 (1984)

Touring car driver Jens Edman is 28 (1976)

Australian touring car racing policeman, Lester Smerdon is 55 (1949)

born today in 1896 was post war F1 racer Philippe Etancelin. He died in 1981.

#693 Falcadore

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:09

December 29

1998 Le Mans winner Allan McNish is 35 (1969)

Two V8Supercar racers today celebrating

Bathurst pole winner and Formula Holden stalwart Mark Larkham is 41 (1963)

West Australian racer Shaun Walker is 44 (1960)

WRC's Andrea Aghini is 41 (1963)

MotoGP's Jurgen van de Goorbergh is 35 (1969)

and American Lotus racer Jay Chamberlain was born today in 1925. He died in 2001

#694 Falcadore

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:16

December 30

F1 racer and sponsor chaser Guy Edwards is 62 (1942)

Reaching 48 is French Ligier and Brabham racer Francois Hesnault (1956)

Australian racing tuner and former touring car Mazda racer Barry Jones is 57 (1947)

Sportscar racer Emannuel Clerico is 35 (1969)

as is GT racer Thomas Bliener (1969)

One of the sports most controversial figures, IMS' Tony George is 45 (1959)

Queensland Honda racer Mark Robinson is 43 (1961)

Lotus and BRM racer Mike Spence was born today in 1936, He died at Indianapolis in 1968

#695 Falcadore

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:19

And finally the conclusion...

December 31

New Years Eve

IRL Champion Tony Kanaan is 30 (1974)

British Formula 3 racer Danny Watts is 25 (1979)

as is British Touring Car racer and 'Spice Boy' Paul O'Neill (1979)

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 05:54

His 'nickname,' 'Hap' came from his Happy New Year birth.
The late, and wonderful, James R.(the REAL JR) Hap Sharp. RIP.

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 20:04

Originally posted by Falcadore
And finally the conclusion...



Well done Mark, you kept it going despite work, in what has been a very informative & helpful thread :up:

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 05:51

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And old firend of mine Birthday today Born 1957.....
This is his sicker he used it's a Koala Bear his wife is Australian by birth.
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First lap Monza Lottera F3 1977. Pero Necchi lead Beppe from Elio and Piquet
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 14:50

Although the final word on this thread should belong to its starter let me - for the sake of easier navigation - give you links to my twelve zodiacal-inspired lists:

Capricorn: 22 December – 20 January
Aquarius: 21 January – 19 February
Fishes: 20 February – 20 March
Aries/Ram: 21 March – 20 April
Taurus: 21 April – 20 May
Gemini: 21 May – 21 June
Cancer: 22 June – 22 July
Leo: 23 July – 23 August
Virgo: 24 August – 23 September
Libra: 24 September – 23 October
Scorpio: 24 October – 22 November
Archer/Sagittarius: 23 November – 21 December

Of course in the last weeks there have been further additions, for instance Woolf Barnato (27 Sep), Riley Brett (11 Jun), Markus Gedlich (18 May), Jean Guichet (10 Aug), Johnny Jenkins (11 Nov), David Lapworth (09 Apr), Udo Schütz (11 Jan) and David Whitehead (03 Jun) - and corrections :blush: , too. Hope you liked it.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:25

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Today the 80th Birthday of the great Designer Ron Sidney Tauranac. Born in Gillingham Kent 1925
went with his Family to Australia in 1928 and settled here .Firstly in Melbourne then Newcastle followed by Woollongong then Sydney . At aged 14 he became a junior draughtsman for the Commonwealth aircraft corporation . After the 2WW,he and his brother Austin Lewis Tauranac began to make a small air cooled car to race and this was the birth of RALT cars they made 5 different types of vehicals over the years, they sold everything and Ron went back to Great Britian in 1959/60 after a proposal from Jack Brabham to work. Eventually the 1st Brabham car took the leap from pencil & paper to metal & motion and as they say the rest is history . BT-1 to BT-39 took about 11years of his life then he played around for a few years before getting RALT cars up and going again starting with RT-1 through to RT-40. Not bad for a young chap that saw his first car race at Marsden Park in Sydney and this began his life long love of Racing & Design that would see him work and meet all of the great's that motoracing has produced from the late 50's until now. He now live back here in Sydney in Bondi Junction not far from where it all began for him some 60 years ago. Happy Birthday RON. :up:



Sitting the 1st RT-1 .1975 Woking factory.( courtesy of Brabham.Ralt .Honda. book)
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